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Don’t Miss Out On These Disney Reservations

As you plan your Walt Disney World vacation, making sure you have great dining reservations is important. These not only allow you to experience great meals, but also some of the best views at Walt Disney World.

If you are looking for some of the best dining experiences at Walt Disney World, you won’t want to miss out on these dining reservations.

Sanaa, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Boma, Jiko, or Sanaa- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Some of the best and most unique dining experiences at Walt Disney World can be found over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Here Guests can choose from three amazing restaurants each providing great food and views.

Boma is a buffet option. This gives those traveling with picky eaters a chance to try something new while the picky eaters can still find something to enjoy.

Sanaa is known for their amazing bread service. Guests make the venture to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge just for the bread. Jiko is the signature dining experience. Here Guests can enjoy a high end meal with an outstanding wine selection.

All three restaurants provide breathtaking views of the different savannas and animals that live there. These are great ways to visit this beautiful Disney Resort.

Steakhouse 71- Paula Kennedy
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Steakhouse 71- Disney’s Contemporary Resort

If you are looking for a delicious meal anytime of the day then head to Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Serving all three meals, this new dining location has knocked it out of the Park.

From outstanding drinks and burgers to a hearty breakfast, we enjoy having a meal at Steakhouse 71 during our Magic Kingdom days. It provides a nice break in the day and outstanding food.

Family dining at Space220 EPCOT
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Space 220 Lounge- EPCOT

Another new favorite is Space220 Lounge. The new Space 220 table service restaurant is one Disney fans waited for over a few years. This is a prix fixe menu where Guests enjoy either a 2 course meal at lunch or a 3 course meal for dinner.

As our kids don’t eat that much, what we prefer is a reservation at the lounge. Here we get the same unique experience as well as a bar menu featuring delicious appetizers. We found chicken and waffles, deviled eggs, and short rib sliders all to be enjoyable.

Space 220 Lounge is a great experience for a nice meal in a fun atmosphere.

Topolino's Terrace Characters, Disney's Riviera Resort
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Topolino’s Terrace- Disney Riviera Resort

The top character meal at Walt Disney World is at the beautiful Disney Riviera. Here Guests dine at the top of the Resort, providing a fantastic meal and great views of Walt Disney World.

Characters are available only during breakfast, a la Art with Mickey & Friends. This prix fixe menu provides Guests with unique entries featuring flavors from the Riviera. While enjoying a delicious meal, Guests meet with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck, all dressed up in unique and adorable outfits.

We love this character meal as it has it all: great food, fun character interactions, and beautiful views.

If you aren’t looking for a character meal, Topolino’s Terrace would also make our list for great views. Being at the top of the Riviera provides impressive views of the Walt Disney World Resort, including the skyliner. The dinner menu is also top-notch.

You will have a fantastic time no matter what meal you book at Topolino’s Terrace.


Tiffins- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Many Guests might be surprised to find a signature restaurant within a Disney Park. Opened for lunch and dinner daily, Tiffins is a stunning restaurant with decor from around the world that celebrates both the adventure and beauty of travel.

Entrees that celebrate unique international cuisine with bold flavors. Various entrees such as surf and turf, butter chicken, and 50th celebration braai spiced veal can all be found on the menu.

Grand Floridian Cafe Blunch, Disney's Grand Floridian
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Grand Floridian Cafe- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

When visiting Magic Kingdom, we also enjoy a great, relaxing meal at Grand Floridian Cafe. One of the top reasons we love this restaurant is because we can enjoy Mickey waffles all day long.

Brunch items such as Mickey waffles, omelets, and french toast are provided throughout the day. The lobster burger is also a fan favorite of many. We love visiting this amazing Resort and having a relaxing meal there is even better.

Cinderella's Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table- Magic Kingdom

Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the most popular dining experiences in Walt Disney World. Guests dream about experiencing a meal inside the beautiful castle. One of the most complex reservations to get at Walt Disney World, Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

After being welcomed to the castle by Cinderella herself, Guests are taken up the grand staircase into the gorgeous dining hall. High arches, medieval flags, and beautiful stained glass create a magical atmosphere.

The meal is a prix fixe meal where Guests can pick from a select menu. At breakfast, various options are provided, such as a baked quiche, avocado toast, and caramel apple-stuffed french toast.

Guests can choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert for lunch and dinner. Top entrees include pork tenderloin, slow-braised chicken, and gnocchi.

No matter when they are dining, Guests will be visited by various princesses. Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White are just a few that can appear at the castle.

The overall atmosphere at Cinderella’s Royal Table is genuinely magical.

Those are the top dining reservations you don’t want to miss out on right now at Walt Disney World. Make those reservations at your 60 day mark to ensure you get to experience the deliciousness and magic.




Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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